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May 19, 2016

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 19, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about Bayer's bid for Monsanto; department store struggles and Target successes; and the rough spring for marketplace lending.   

Segments From this episode

Broadcast networks unveil a new season of failing up

May 19, 2016
At the Upfront, ad rates are expected to rise as audiences continue to fall.
"Making History," a time-traveling comedy, will air on Fox next year.
Image via Fox/YouTube

Million-dollar homes are no longer anything special

May 19, 2016
With rising prices and rents, it's tought to gain a foothold in big U.S. cities.
A luxury home in San Francisco, California. Around 57 percent of San Francisco homes are now worth a million or more.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Department store rivals more successful at attracting younger buyers

May 19, 2016
Department stores haven't been doing so well. Big box stores like Target have been handling this winter better.
Though Target's electronic sales have been struggling, its apparel and home sales are up.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Wal-Mart profits beat expectations

May 19, 2016
Wal-Mart's first-quarter earnings, the growing ubiquity of million-dollar homes, and prime-time ad sales.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC